Depo Provera... So confused!

on May 28, 2016 @ 09:32 pm

I know every woman is different so I am wondering if anyone has experienced what I am going through...

I had gotten a shot of Depo in January and I had awful side effects and no period right away. I decided not to try the shot again at the end of March. Here is the confusing part...

I got a period roughly between April 20 and April 25. I can't remember the exact date. It lasted almost 2 weeks. As of now I had no period again and I don't understand. I did a cycle calculator and I show late. I took a cheap home preg test on Wednesday which was negative. Too soon to tell maybe? I am just confused. My breasts are a bit uncomfortable and I can't tell if I have menstrual cramping at all because my stomach has been sore all week because of gas which is weird :( I am just confused .

Any thoughts?

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. on May 29, 2016 @ 03:44 am

I've never been on the depo myself but I have a couple
Friends who has. I know that it messes up your mental cycle
For a while and may take you a while after going off it to get
A normal cycle again. That's what happen to one of my girlfriends.
I think it took a few years to go back to normal.
I highly suggest you going to see a dr to get an option or do some testing. :)

. on May 29, 2016 @ 03:46 am

Oops typo mental I meant menstral
Option I meant opinion.

Depo on May 29, 2016 @ 05:22 pm

Sorry that I can't help you Chikita 10101

Depo on May 29, 2016 @ 05:22 pm

Sorry I've never tried it before

boooooooo depo!!! on May 29, 2016 @ 05:57 pm

I was on it for a few years back at the turn of the millennium. Since I was a heavy smoker back then - the doc told me Depo was the best for me.

Side note: If you smoke and take the pill - it drastically reduces the effectiveness of the pill.

Well. When on Depo - I was in pain every day. Completely irregular periods AND I got pregnant! It's been twelve years since I've been off that drug - and still, irregular cycles. Still, pain.

I really wish we women had the same rights as our pets do - to make the choice for ourselves on whether or not we should be fixed. I want to be fixed - been begging for it since 2013, but the doc says I'm still fertile so he won't approve it. Even though I've had two heartbreaking miscarriages and one world shattering still birth in 2012- which actually is how nearly all of my current medical problems were created... Still, the doc says no and he put an IUD in me. That hurts even worse than Depo ever did!! :(

Update on May 29, 2016 @ 08:51 pm

Oh East Coaster poor you! Depo is awful. I went to the emergency today to get my stomach checked out and I got tested for pregnancy And negative. Depo has really screwed me up:( am happy I was happy it being negative because I already have three girls and my youngest is only eight months old. My middle child is three years old and it gets crazy hectic around herE. Now I just wish I knew what was wrong with my stomach .

Any news? on Jun 01, 2016 @ 09:21 pm

Just to be safe, you should probably avoid smoking and alcohol... I had a few negative results until finally my angel was found by ultrasound.. Part of me just knew there was life in there, if even for a moment...

you are not alone on Jun 07, 2016 @ 03:07 pm

My friend was on Depo and NEVER got her period.

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